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TAS Editors Choice

September 16, 2006

The Absolute Sound
Oct 2006

The Absolute Sound Editors choice award for NAD ElectronicsThe Editors at The Absolute Sound have picked NAD yet again to receive six different awards. The editors and writers have selected the "best of the best."

NAD C 272 Power Amplifier

"Every few years, we encounter certain NAD Products that seem to have that extra ounce of sonic magic, and the C 272 is one of them. At 150Wpc, it offers the current needed to handle difficult speaker loads, and sounds more powerful than its specifications would suggest. The C 272 is well-balanced, with good resolution, three-dimensionality, and an overall warmth and robustness on most types of music."

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NAD C 320BEE Integrated Amplifier

"Like one of those amazing ten-dollar wines that leaves you wondering "Why spend more?" the 50Wpc C 320BEE offers such a strong taste of the high end that you might be tempted to think it doesn't get any better than this. It does, of course, but you'll have to spend at least a grand before the difference is worth it."

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NAD Masters Series M3 Integrated Amplifier

"Not since the coolly received Silver Series of a decade ago has NAD made such a no-holds-barred effort. Bristling with oomph, this pure dual-mono design boasts build-quality that shames some tonier brands. With 180Wpc on reserve it conveys an easy-going neutrality and cushiony refinement. Bass is as controlled and extended as any integrated NG has encountered. It may not have quite the air and bloom in the treble of the premium-spread uberamps, but it comes scary close. Another bargain from the company that minted the term."


NAD C 162 Preamplifier

"Following other NAD products, the C 162 delivers plenty of resolution and three-dimensionality while—more importantly—emphasizing the kind of overall musicality that draws out the natural warmth and expressiveness of instruments and voices. To get the most from it, try matching it with the C 272 amplifier."

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NAD C 542 CD Player

"NAD's C 542 delivers a warm, easy, and open sound, though it is slightly rough around the edges and a bit forward in perspective. Given the NAD's overall musicality and value, these flaws are hardly a distraction."


NAD T 973 7-Channel Amplifier

"Employing modular monoblock architecture, the seven-channel T 973 outputs a generous, easy going 140Wpc. Solid power reserves, superior bass definition, and a warm upper treble continue the NAD tradition of audio excitement. The back panel has convenient input-level trim controls."

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